Seminary lengthens application timeline

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, is extending its application period by four months so that prospective pastoral and deaconess students will have 11 months to apply instead of seven.

Beginning this year, admission applications will be accepted from May 1 through March 31.  This is a change from the previous application schedule, which ran from Sept. 1 to March 31.

“Broadening the window of opportunity to apply will greatly benefit the applicant to Concordia Seminary,” said Rev. Kyle Castens, director of admissions and ministerial recruitment.  “Now, an applicant will have almost a full year to take care of the items necessary to apply to the seminary.  That can make a big difference when scheduling district interviews and entrance exams.”

Prospective students may download an application at under the “Admissions” tab.

For more information, or to request a paper application, contact the seminary’s Admissions office at 800-822-9545 or

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, has never had an application deadline, but encourages those who are considering attending the seminary to apply “in a timely way” to ensure that they receive the best financial aid package available.

“However, it is still not too late for men considering pastoral ministry to apply for fall 2009 admission,” said Rev. Scott Stiegemeyer, the seminary’s director of admission.
For more information, contact Stiegemeyer at

Posted June 10, 2009

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